Options in French, Short Course

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  • Tuition
    3050
    Tuition (Full programme)
    3050
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About

Please note, that the content, schedule, delivery format, availability and costs of Summer School Courses in French may be subject to change.

For the most up to date information, please visit the Harvard Summer School’s course options website.

For instance, you can take the following courses:
Beginning French

This elementary French course provides an introduction to French with emphasis on interpersonal communication and the interpretation and production of language in written and oral forms. Students engage in interactive communicative activities, both online and in the classroom, that provide rich exposure to the French and francophone language and culture. The course addresses the theme of identity through engagement in the discussion and interpretation of various French visual media including video, images, and film.

French for Reading Knowledge

This course serves as an introduction to reading and translating modern French texts for students who require a basic knowledge of the language for research purposes. It presents the principal structures of French grammar while developing strategies for reading and translating modern texts. The course is conducted in English, and assignments are as discipline-specific as possible for each student's needs.

Intermediate French

In this intermediate level language course, students study and discuss topics relevant to daily life in contemporary France and other French speaking countries. Students discuss topics such as family life, romance, labor, and environmental causes in relation to the culture of food. Students have access to a variety of texts, films, and multimedia resources and participate in a range of oral and written communicative activities. They also review and refine their knowledge of various grammatical structures.

Registration opens March 1, 2017 for the following three summer sessions:
  • Seven-week session: June 17–August 5, 2017
  • Three-week session I: June 17–July 7, 2017
  • Three-week session II: July 9–July 28, 2017

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Please note, that the content, schedule, delivery format, availability and costs of Summer School Courses in French may be subject to change.

For the most up to date information, please visit the Harvard Summer School’s program website.

For instance, you can take the following courses:
  • Beginning French
  • French for Reading Knowledge
  • Intermediate French.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Study abroad program directors look for mature, academically motivated students who are willing to broaden their horizons, experience a challenge, and grow as a person.

Who can apply

Harvard study abroad programs are selective. To apply, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have completed at least one year of college or be a first-year student
  • Be in good academic standing

All programs are limited enrollment.

How to apply

For all programs, application requires a completed online application, including a statement of interest in the program, a nonrefundable $50 application fee, and a transcript. Some programs may require additional application materials and interviews.

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at Harvard Summer School. If your native language is not English, you must provide proof of English proficiency, unless you are an admitted degree candidate in Harvard College, the Harvard Extension School, or a Harvard graduate or professional school.

Visa Requirements

The F-1 student visa is the appropriate visa for you if your main reason for coming to the United States is to attend a Harvard Summer School session on campus.

To be issued the F-1 student visa, you must first obtain the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility from Harvard Summer School.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • USD 3050 International
  • USD 3050 National
Tuition fee:
  • 3050 USD 4 credit course
  • 6100 USD 8 credit course

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.